Liputan6.com, Jakarta- Myths surrounding the corona virus (Covid-19) more and more circulating in the community, even information that has not been confirmed the truth is often trusted. In fact, it will be misleading and even harmful.
These myths include things that make us immune from infection Covid-19, quoted from various sources following a list of these myths:
Myth: Vitamin C supplements will stop you from catching it Covid-19
Researchers have not found evidence that vitamin C supplements can make people immune to Covid-19 infection. In fact, for most people, taking extra vitamin C doesn’t even ward off the common cold, although it can shorten the duration of a cold if you catch it.
That said, vitamin C has an important role in the human body and supports normal immune function. As antioxidants, vitamins neutralize charged particles called free radicals that can damage tissues in the body. It also helps the body synthesize hormones, build collagen and seal off connective tissue that is susceptible to pathogens.
So, vitamin C absolutely must be included in your daily diet if you want to maintain a healthy immune system. But high doses of the supplement are unlikely to lower your risk of contracting Covid-19, and at most provide you with modest benefits against the virus, if you do become infected.
There is no evidence to suggest that so-called immune-boosting supplements – such as zinc, green tea or echinacea – also help prevent Covid-19.
Be careful with products that are advertised as treatments or drugs for the new coronavirus. Since the Covid-19 outbreak began in the United States, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have issued warning letters to seven companies for selling counterfeit products that promise to cure, treat, or prevent viral infections.
Myth: Drinking bleach or other disinfectants can protect against Covid-19
You must not drink bleach or other household disinfectants at all, nor should you spray them on your body. These substances are toxic if swallowed, and can also cause damage to the skin and eyes, according to the World Health Organization.
When ingested, sodium hypochlorite (household bleach) can cause what’s called “liquefaction necrosis,” or a process that results in the transformation of tissue into a viscous liquid mass, Live Science previously reported. Bleach can also damage cells because sodium reacts with proteins and fats in a person’s tissues in a process called saponification (soap), medical doctors said in 2018 in a publication by the Emergency Medicine Residents Association.
Worryingly, nearly 4 in 10 American adults in a recent survey reported engaging in dangerous cleaning practices to prevent Covid-19, such as washing food with bleach, using household disinfectants on their skin or deliberately inhaling the fumes from cleaning products. .
Wear a mask, wash hands with soap, keep your distance and avoid crowds.
Always take care of your health, don’t get infected and take care of our family.
Myth: Sesame Oil Block the Corona Virus from Entering the Body
According to WHO, using sesame oil on the nose will not kill or block the corona virus from entering the body. Actually, there are disinfectants such as bleach / chlorine based, 75 percent ethanol, peracetic acid or chloroform, which can kill the corona virus on the surface.
However, this disinfectant has little or no effect in preventing the corona virus, if we use it on the skin or under the nose. This can harm the skin, especially the eyes and mouth.
Myth: Drinking alcohol can protect you from COVID-19 infection
Drinking alcoholic beverages cannot protect you from the dangers of COVID-19 infection. Alcoholic drinks are actually harmful to your health, especially if you consume them excessively.